Everyone was surprised when Tata Motors showcased the Tata Sierra Concept at the Auto Expo 2020. It was a homage to the original Sierra SUV that was first introduced in India in 1995. While the other SUVs showcased at the Expo 2020 were expected to hit the market such as the HBX Concept and the Gravitas Concept, the Sierra was the only Concept that will not make it to production. The production-sped HBX has been spied testing on the Indian roads and the Gravitas Concept has been launched in the Indian market as the 2021 Safari. However, the Sierra Concept did leave a mark in people’s heart. Some people have started imagining how the Sierra might look like if it ever makes it back to the Indian market. Here’s one such render.
Here we have such a render of the production-spec Sierra. The render has been done by Praveen C. John and it has been shared on the Vandibhranthanmar Facebook group. The render of Sierra is finished in Blue whereas the Concept was white in colour just like the old Sierra. The profile of the SUV looks very boxy, just like the original Sierra. At the front, there is a honeycomb grille on which the Tata’s badge sits and it is flanked by LED headlamps. There are also LED Daytime Running Lamps placed within the headlamps which are designed to be very aggressive. The LED fog lamps are placed in vertical housings with a piano-black surround. The lower half of the bumper houses a skid plate and there are three air scoops placed instead of an air dam. The bonnet is also sculpted for a more muscular look.
Then there is the side profile, where the wheel arches are boxy and are flared. The pillar paint scheme is quite weird at first but it does look quite good. The A and C pillar of the SUV are blacked-out whereas the B and D pillar is finished in body colour blue. The side turn indicators are placed on outside rearview mirrors which are also painted black. The roof and the door handles are also finished in Blue. Then we come to the alloy wheels that are the same ones that we saw on Sierra Concept at the Auto Expo 2020. One thing to notice is that the Sierra Concept was a 2-door design, whereas the render comes with four doors making it a lot more practical. Just like the Concept, there is a huge glass area that should make the SUV easy to drive. The artist has also given body cladding all over the side. The tailgate is flat just like on the Sierra Concept. However, the rear of the SUV has not been rendered by the artist.
Till now Tata has not announced any information about the Sierra Concept launching in the market. The manufacturer is currently working on launching the HBX which might be called Hornbill. The concept does look futuristic and it would require a lot of changes if Tata ever wants to launch the SUV in the Indian market. It is a micro-SUV that will be competing against the Mahindra KUV100 and the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso.